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incidents or accidents. as we take you back to our real time map. the worst spot in virginia is definitely this long sea of red on 95 heading southbound, it's going to take close to two hours right now to get from 495 all the way to triangle. this is without any incidents out there either and finally, as i said earlier, cherry blossom festival in full swing, as you can see at 14th and independence. a lot of traffic. a lot of people walking the streets. be careful and my advice for today and the rest of the weekend, please take public transportation. guys, back to you. >> all right patranya. police say one woman and a teenage girl were attacked inside a metro station garage. investigators think the same man is behind the assaults at the largo town center station. they don't know why metro waited so long to tell the public. more on this story. deborah: >> the first rape police say happened on the fourth level of this garage. now, people we talked with say they are not happy about not being alerted. >> it is scary to know that a rape happened right here. it would have been nice to be told
. it was in back of the vehicle. >> all right, lindsey, thank you for that. west virginia's governor says family members of the men still missing after a mine explosion are holding on to a sliver of hope. but about an hour ago, officials announced the gas in the mine is too dangerous for rescuers to get back inside. this is all taking place in the tiny town of monte coal, west virginia. katherine brown has the latest. >> reporter: crews are making headway high above a west virginia mine where four men are still missing. they are drilling holes through a thousand feet of earth and rock. >> we put an exhausting fan on that hole. >> rescuers can't go back in until the gas gets vented out. investigators believe a buildup of methane contributed to the huge explosion that killed 25 miners on monday. but this is still a rescue operation until the other four miners are located. >> everyone is holding on to the hope that their dad or that's their brother or that's their son. >> crews on the surface are trying to send a signal to the missing men who may have been able to make it to an airtight chambe
regarding a new contract when the union and dc public schools. >>> in virginia bob mcdonnell claimed april 16th virginia tech remembrance day. three years ago today a lone gunman killed 32 people and injured dozens more before taking his own life on the campus. a moment of silence was held on the campus this morning followed by the release of 32 balloons. thousands turned out for the 3.2-mile run in remembrance and a candle light vigil will be held later tonight. >>> one of the victims was leslie sherman, who had graduated from west springfield high school. today that school dedicated and named its track after leslie. peggy fox was there for the ceremony. >> in honor of all of the victims of the virginia tech tragedy, we'd like to do a moment of silence. >> reporter: april 16th is a day that virginia tech victims and families will never forget. >> no two ways about it. it is a tough day. always will be for us but events like this that add a little ray of sunshine. >> reporter: leslie is sherman was a 2005 graduate of west springfield high school. she was a model student and ran track. she
. >>> virginia marked the start of the week with a number of events across the state. governor bob mcdonald said he is moving forward with efforts to conserve 400,000 of open space helping to protect the chesapeake pay and stake virginia as a green job zone. the republican leader is urging state residents to join him in conserving. >> what a change this past weekend. we were freezing at a baseball game yesterday the wind doesn't help. that's what made it uncomfortable. in the sun out of the wind would have been okay. milder tomorrow. you're going to like that. >> we're looking at a midweek storm system. we'll talk more about that. we're in pretty good shape tonight and tomorrow. here's your forecast first. the next three days sunshine tomorrow. maybe not as crystal clear as today. and rain and showers develop on wednesday. low 60s and back to sunshine on thursday with temperatures in the mid-60s. tonight look for clear skies and chilly. low temperatures 39 to 49. winds out of the north at about 10:00 and so the winds aren't going to become much a factor after the sun goes down. we're looking at
town of mount coal, west virginia. joining us live with the latest on this ongoing search, katherine? >> hi anita, this afternoon,crews installed them in the holes that they have been drilling for the past couple of days. they are in the process now of trying to ventilate this mine, trying to air out some of the poisonous gases. under the ideal conditions if nothing going wrong, they will be able to get in about 6:00 tonight. >> reporter: rescuers waiting outside the upper big branch mine are anxious to get back to ground. >> this is still a rescue mission to us. we still have rescue chambers that we have to go to. and we still believe. >> reporter: this morning, they got close to where four missing miners might be located. when explosive levels of the toxic gas forced them to evacuate. >> as you can imagine, hauling equipment for the long distance, getting out there, getting exactly where you need to be. and then happens to double time and back out because you find yourself in harm's way. >> reporter: crews are working aboveground to drill more holes to make the air in the mines saf
into businesses in virginia and maryland. live in northwest washington, i'm lindsey, 9news now. >> lindsey, you had a chance to talk to some of those tourists. how much are they spending on average. have they said? >> a lot of tourists say they are trying to watch their budget, so they are going to a lot of the local vendors and not eating out at expensive restaurants. they are willing to spend more if they want something cherry inspired. when it comes to hotels, they are between $120 to $150 a night and already destination dc says they have 1,000 nights booked so far. lesli. >> they are here and they are spending and we'll take it here in the dc area. >> the best benefit is the weather itself. devon. >> temperatures well into the 70s in many places. many of us in the lower 80s. this is a dilema of mine. national is notorious for being warmer than everyone else. right now they are 73. everyone else is well into the upper 70s. we even have 80s showing up west. we have an update to that national temperature? no, we are still at 73. some of us outside of washington and see where we are. we hav
marks the third anniversary of the deadly shooting spree at virginia tech. the gunman killed 32 classmates and faculty. many of the students who were attending the blackburg school at the time of the attack are poised to graduate next month. the school honored survivors at the memorial site. >>> the son of murdered holocaust museum guard participated in a national day of remembrance ceremony today at the u.s. capital. steven jones jr. was given the honor of holding the light as memorial candles were lit. today marks the 65th anniversary of the liberation of the concentration camp. world war ii veterans and holocaust survivors were also on hand. >>> investigators say they have developed an important piece of evidence in the murder of virginia tech students, morgan harrington. her remains were found on a farm four months after disappearing from a concert. recently completed testing has determined that a t-shirt found in charlottesville in november belong to harrington. authorities are urging anyone with information in the case to come forward. >>> two georgetown university mainten
contractor. they are moving their headquarters to northern virginia. the corporation ceo appeared with them today to make the big announcement. joining us live from falls church with the details. >> reporter: well, i'm here in fairview park, because this is one of the locations that sources tell us one of two locations, being considered at least two. there is still a mystery about this. they have about 30,000 employees in virginia. and moving to and from their headquarters, only bringing about 300 jobs. it's not so much about jobs but about the mite and the influence that this company will bring. >> this is a very exciting step for our company. and we're looking forward to being a part of this community. >> reporter: at a news conference at the company's offices, the ceo thanked all three jurisdictions. the dc maryland and virginia for the energetic competition for the company's headquarters. >> so we didn't make it easy. but the governor and his team stepped right up to all the challenges that we have put forward. >> reporter: governor bob mcdonald was able to offer them about $12 million
searched the boaters. found on the virginia side of heater's island. >>> that search is underway for the man in the washington county area who may have witnessed a murder. police believe he was at a campus party in houston, when a fight broke out. a gunman fired into that crowd killing the 18-year-old. calling him a person of interest. no charges have been filed in that case. >>> friends and family said a final good-bye to the 20-year- old whose funeral was held today in maryland. a second student of the district was wounded in that shooting. tyrone hall claims he shot the two basketball players in self- defense. the president insists that the school is the safest campus in maryland, despite the shootings. >>> social workers are racking up parking tickets and fines while operating the city vehicles. in many cases, no one is paying up and little is being done to collect the fine. bruce johnson explains why in this r report. >> reporter: this is the 500 block of indiana avenue northwest. finding illegal parking spaces might be compared to hit the lottery. >> have you found anything
monday morning with the summit. >>> president obama says the virginia governor made an unacceptable omission when he claimed april without mentioning slavery. president obama says americans can't understand the war without understanding slavery. the governor apologized and added slavery to his confederate decree. >>> criticism from opponents of the recently enacted health care plan did not influence his decision. he led democrats, last minute support crucial to the bill's passage in the house. he said he would have won reelection if he tried. >>> deadly mine explosion in west virginia. they are trying to finally reach the missing manners. terrell brown joining us from raleigh county, west virginia, with the latest. >> reporter: it has been a day, lesli, of over again attempt after attempt and then disappointment. two attempts this morning. one trying to get a camera down into the mine. both of those failed so now rescuers are going back into the mine again. they are inside right now for a last ditch effort to search for these missing miners. >> reporter: rescuers are making another
to the inner loop, a mess coming out of the virginia. you have delays starting near the toll road around the new hampshire avenue. an early accident has been clean. you're slow again from route 1 to the baltimore washington parkway due to an earlier accident. moving into virginia. southbound i-95, very heavy near the beltway, down to wood bridge where another accident has been cleared. was blocking the left side. and now taking a look at i-395 in virginia. in good shape, a little bit slow from seminary down to duke street. back to you. >>> from the best mattresses to the sheets with high thread counts. coming up in tonight's consumer alert. topper. >> we are looking at sunshine, but it is fading. we'll tell you if we are looking at a welt commute in the morning. >>> all right top, how do you feel about terrell owens coming to the redskins? donovan mcnabb loves the idea. lobbying to have his former philly teammate join him in dc. details coming up when 9news now at 5:00 returns in 50 seconds. >>> we want to take you to breaking news out of ann run anarundel county. investigating a report
, virginia, maryland, and dc to kick in more money for metro, even though they're struggling, too. that led to squirmish between the states. >> and the jurisdictions stepped up to the plate. they all had to make difficult budget choices. >> we are the largest contributor to the operating budget. our increase is the largest of any jurisdiction and those who are screaming the loudest in virginia are not increasing their contribution at all while we are doing our $14 million. >> metro staffers should come back so that the full board can vote on a plan if they are meeting on may 13. they really have to get moving because the new budget is supposed to take effect in june. lesli. >> bruce leshan reporting, thank you. >>> a disaster in the gulf of mexico is a disaster continues as the oil slick moves closer towards gulf coast states. we get the latest from terrell brown. >> reporter: the massive oil spill in the gulf of mexico is moving closer to shore. >> this is a spill of national significance. >> the governor of louisiana has already declared a state of emergency and the obama administrat
in montcoal, west virginia. searchers returned to the mine today to recover the last of the nine bodies still trap inside. a moment of silence was held for the victims at 3:30 this afternoon. and president obama ordered the u.s. flags in west virginia be flown at half staff in honor of the 29 men killed in the disaster. >>> later this afternoon. investigators announced that the pittsburgh steelers quarterback, ben ruthless berger will not be a-- roethlisberger will not be accused of sexual abouts. >> if i did i would do so and i'm admitting to you that i can't. >> that district attorney said that there are some still questions about what actually happened at the millageville georgia night club. but they do not want to speak about this any further. they claim that the quarterback raped her back in 2008. for >>> we have a health alert for women linking alcohol to breast cancer. and that's not so new. but a study by the journal pediatrics said that heavy drinking early on leads to the risk. sandra hughs reports. >> reporter: there is nothing to toast in the latest findings that alcohol may be li
. in virginia, 9 news now. >> hundreds are expected to attend george crisp's viewing tomorrow, and funeral on friday. >>> a former first lady goes public about a deadly crash she caused as a teenager. >>> boats burst into flames. this happened at a virginia marina. we'll be right back. >>> a swift moving fire destroyed three boats and damaged three others in norfolk this morning. the coast guard says that fire broke out early today on a 45- foot sailing vessel. investigators are searching for the cause of the blaze, responders are using absorbent pads to contain the fuel that leaked from the boat. >>> a massive fire drove dozens of people out of the suburben detroit apartment building today. it destroyed one building completely in the complex. high winds helped fan the flames. the good news is all the tenents got out in time, and no one was hurt. >>> a wandering dog tied up the rush hour in chicago this morning. that pit bull strolled in and out of traffic this morning, on the eisenhower expressway. eventually, he got off, jumped into a nearby river for a swim, and disappeared into some wo
by two weeks off. >>> a day after a joint meeting with goff no, sir from maryland and virginia, along with dc's mayor to highlight metro's safety. a house panel conducted hearings on how to fix the system. suray joins us with more. >> reporter: lawmakers today call metro a dysfunctional system. harsh words for the transit agency as an audit reveals 21 recommendations. it says that communication and safety are not part of the metro culture. >> it's a dysfunctional system, isn't it? >> lawmakers try to get to the bottom of problems, lack of safety, communication top the list. >> it seems like the right hand doesn't know what the left hand is doing. >> and the administrator agrees. >> that communication problem is not limited to the safety problem. there are other right hands and left hands. >> the administrator suggests a complete overhaul. >> people all up and down the  chain want to avoid hostility and not work as a team, maybe they should go find their new team somewhere else and bring in people prepared to work as a team to focus on the problem. >> do you realize what a sa
. >>> and police looking for a man, 39-year-old lance gearing. he was last seen in gainesville, virginia. he does have developmental issues that could make him a danger to himself or others. >>> homicide detectives are investigating a body found today in the anacostia river. the discovery was made at the bladensberg marina. the man looks like he's in his 20s. no word on who he is or how he died. >>> for the second time in four days a toddler has fallen out a window. this case involved a 2-year-old girl in falls church and it happened last night and luckily she survived. only on 9 we talk to the family about what happened. >> i feel happy because she's alive. >> reporter: the 2-year-old is alive and well and unaware of her near-death experience outside of a third story window. >> she put her hand beside and when she went to go down. >> reporter: grandma was taking care of the toddler and she was jumping up on the bed when she fell off of her window. >> and when i saw the window, it's terrible for me. >> reporter: the family has learned a hard lesson and now won't let the girl out of her sight. >>
southwest virginia today. the 2.5 quake struck ashed 12:12 this morning -- around 12:12 this morning. the epic center of the quake is about eight miles northwest of richmond, virginia. >> did you feel something of that magnitude? >> i remember having a small tendency. if i didn't have a fish tank, i wouldn't have felt it. >> yeah, you might have been able to feel it. >> right. these are peach trees and that is just spectacular. and really, i don't see any cold air in the next future. so they should be fine. and they got hit with that frost or freeze. jennifer did a great job for them. we'll want to send something to it. go to our website. click on weather. follow the top-down menu. you'll see how to submit it. please include your town and your hometown all right, the next three days. temperatures are going back in the the right direction now. the low 60s tomorrow. maybe a few clouds tomorrow morning. but a bright finish. the low 70s on thursday. and look at this, 75 on friday. and for the showers on the evening, but who cares, it will be in the mid-70s. for tonight, mostly cloudy, li
. >>> the construction lot in virginia has been turned into a thing of beauty, just in time for earth day. we're actually talking about the new central place. rain garden and public plaza, right in the middle of the high- rises. a dedication ceremony took place today across from the rubble in metro. so the rain garden will be filled with the native plants, trees, and shrubs. the garden will absorb the water with these run-offs and protect the water quality. dancing is out there as well. the first day there and now as well as the weekend's earth day climate area from the mall. log onto our website, wusa9.com, and click on living green. >> what a beautiful way to usher in earth day today. >> it is. >> i wish that becould kind of copy this for them and to copy as it was on sunday for the festival. we'll talk about that. first thing first, we'll shout that out for the rest of the day to bring your son and daughter to work and they were great. i mean, through the three states of water and the instrument measuring the pressure. >> all right, it is thursday rather and it is time for your best shot. now, i don't
. >>> a virginia man was killed this morning when police used a taser to subdue him. police say the 32-year-old man was unclothed and uncooperative and they were forced to use a stun gun on him in arlington. >>> the district's chief financial officer and school chancellor michelle rhee spent a long day before the city council talking about the current school budget. gang did told them he could not approve the tax because of a multimillion-dollar short fall. >>> along the gulf coast, federal, state and local officials are trying to avert a major natural disaster. derek mcginty is live with the latest on that massive oil spill. derek? >> reporter: as you know, the news gets worse and worse. when i show you a picture in a second. but we have seen the first of what will be many thousands of oil-drenched animals coming out of the gulf of mexico as the spill looms closer to the coastline. this poor creature was found near fort jackson, louisiana. the doctor there is feeding it pep sew business moll of all things. that helps the bird in case it accidentally ingested the oil. the louisiana governor is uppi
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